Arthur Askey

Arthur Askey

Arthur Askey who was born in Dingle, Liverpool was a prominent English comedian and actor. He passed away in November,1982.

About Arthur Askey

Arthur Bowden Askey CBE (6 June 1900-16 November 1982) was a prominent English comedian and actor. Askey's humour owed much to the playfulness of the characters he portrayed, his improvising, and his use of catchphrases, as parodied by the Arthur Atkinson character in The Fast Show. His catchphrases included 'Hello playmates!', 'I thank you' (pronounced 'Ay-Thang-Yaw'), and 'Before your very eyes'. Askey was born at 29 Moses Street, Liverpool, Lancashire, the eldest child and only son of Samuel Askey (d.1958), secretary of the firm Sugar Products of Liverpool, and his wife, Betsy Bowden (d.1949), of Knutsford, Cheshire. Six months after his birth the family moved to 90 Rosslyn Street, Liverpool. Askey was educated at St.

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